Alibi Volume 28, Number 32
August 8, 2019
News & Opinion
Immigration, violence and their local effects
Weekly Alibi reports on events in El Paso, the immigrant and refugee office in Burque and recent changes to border policy that affect New Mexicans.
Haaland meets with citizens
Democratic Congresswoman Deb Haaland returned to Burque this weekend and met with supporters, the press and the general public this past Saturday at a number of local events.
Former New Mexico Tax and Revenue Department Secretary Demesia Padilla is facing two more felony counts; a lawsuit has been filed against BLM over oil and gas lease sales near Chaco Canyon; Border Patrol says it apprehended 225 migrants attempting to illegally cross the border near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry.
Funny because being mistaken for a green iguana happens to someone else.
Film & TV
Backwoods melodrama slithers along slowly
Them That Follow's script feels generally underwritten, giving slight motivation to the various changes in character and ticking off the story beats in the rote manner of a cautionary after-school melodrama.
Filmmakers of the present and future should go to the New Mexico Film Office’s open house event and the New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference. And the Native Cinema Showcase begins next Wednesday.
Tidbits from around the dial
A little mermaid and the civil rights movement are coming to TV, and interdimensional travel both comes and goes.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Woman-fronted fest takes over Angel Fire
Wondering what you can do to beat the heat? Head northeast about 154 miles to Angel Fire for Festival Eclectica.
We review new releases by Sweet Nothin and Lady Uranium, as well as a compilation called WEEDIAN Volume 2.
Arts & Lit
Bunny Bowen’s Beetle-Killed Trees
It was discovering the beauty of the intricate patterns left by insect infestations that have ravaged Southwestern forests that both inspired and saddened Bunny Bowen.
Aux Dog’s The Cake Takes on Half-Baked Bigotry
The Cake is a modern, comedic take on modern issues that are routed in timeless dilemmas, inspired by an incident that led to a Supreme Court case.
Tour the Sasebo Japanese Garden, launch the Cuckoo Beest project, hear to cleave: poems and celebrate and dedicate the Orpheum Community Hub mural.
Artichoke Cafe maintains excellence for 30 years
Artichoke Café pricing isn’t so exorbitant that you couldn’t manage to pull off a nice date night there once in a while, and the lunch pricing alone is very fair, in terms of comparability with other spaces around town versus quality. Maybe if someone has been around for 30 years, you should check out what they’re doing right.
Okay maybe it’s a little one-sided
What are the actual differences between Pueblo and Hatch chiles?
Is there a dish you love to make that requires something unique or different from the store that people don’t expect? Here’s how Dan Pennington cooks steak.
Districts struggle with new rule
School districts are bucking a rule that allows students enrolled in the state's Medical Cannabis Program to receive doses of marijuana while on campus; Democratic candidates for president thrust skewers at one other over cannabis legalization.